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--this afternoon... a semi truck -- hit a wall -- and burst into flames. and look up at your screen. this -- is what that truck looked like -- after the flames 13-action news reporter -- marti glaser -- is live -- near the scene of the crash. as you see. this is what is left of that transformer after the deisel truck ran into it around 1220 this afternoon deisel truck fuel tank. leaking diesel transform tanks fire deisel truck with fuel fire which was below monorail which was operating electricity was cut off to local busininess..
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and. back and running. anytime fire and electricity it's always a concern for firefighters and touchstone says it's all about acting quick and preventing further danger as you see clean up efforts are still under way as crews. used kitty litter to absorb the fuel . no injuries .. the driver of the delivery truck was the only one involved world's longest-serving is dead -- at the age of 90. he was enemy -- to 10 presidents. and -- he was divisive -- a hero to some -- a tyrant to others. for the cuban community -- in miami -- a celebration -- at florida cafe nightclub.
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president -- of the cuban heritage foundation. she's been waiting for this day -- for a long time. how would you like to live under a dictatorship for 57 years? it's that simple- and across the country-- people are reacting to castro's death. in miami's little havana -- celebrations -- erupting early this morning -- continuing in-to this evening. an outpouring of emotions -- brought thousands of cuban exiles -- living in florida -- onto the street. they say castro's death -- marks the end of what some call -- quote: "a dark era." castro led cuba -- for about half-a- century -- heading the only communist government -- in the western hemisphere. he survived the u-s trade embargo -- designed to topple him -- and numerous assassination attempts.
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behind. nats from r. castro he was born on august 13th, 1926 in oreinte province, cuba. as a child he was educated at private catholic schools and later went on to study law at the university of havana. castro became an activist for the poor and promised democracy 1993) "i'm not afraid to say i am a convinced communist. i feel honored to be a communist and i hope i will be to the last breath." in 1960, castro joined forces with the soviet union. the u-s retaliated by breaking off diplomatic relations with cuba and imposing a trade embargo. kennedy approved a cia invasion force of 13 hundred cuban exiles who went ashore at the bay of pigs. castro was able to fend off the invasion but in 1962 american cuban missle crisis special events) "i have directed the armed forces to prepare for any eventualities." us naval vessels moved in and the promoted eventually produced dissent. in 1980, thousands of cubans braved rough seas and dehydration to reach america in the mariel boatlift. shortages and rationing. (sot diane sawyer intv 1993) "with the demise of the soviet
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also felt betrayed." in 1999 there would be more conflict with the u-s when the eyes of the world once again focused on castro during a bitter fight over the fate of a 5 year old cuban boy named elian gonzales. in may 2002 president george bush announced his initiative for a "new cuba" saying he them free and fair they must give opposition candidates the freedom to organize, assemble health problems, but he never returned to power. even before his death there were many changes in cuba .. the world will now likely see even more changes with fidel castro gone. lana zak, abc news.washington cuban state television
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during this time -- all public activities will cease. and flags will fly at half-staff -- on all public -- and military buildings. president obama released a statment -- following the death of fidel castro. "we extend a hand of friendship -- to the cuban people. we know -- that this moment fills cubans -- with powerful emotions. history will record -- and judge the enormous impact -- of this singular figure -- on the people -- and world around him." president-elect donald trump -- also released a statement --
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the horrors endured -- for too long-- and toward a future -- in which the wonderful cuban people -- can finally live in the freedom -- they so richly deserve." you can find more -- about the former cuban leader's life -- and death on our website. just go -- to ktnv dot com. a man -- is recovering in the hospital tonight -- after he's shot in the torso. police say --someone opened fire -- into the man's home -- near eastern and bonanza. if you have any information -- police right away. a family escapes with their lives -- after a fire guts their home. heavy flames -- shot oout of the garage -- setting the cars in the driveway -- on fire. fortunately -- the family living there -- got out safely. the cause of a house fire -- is under investigation tonight. one of the children killed -- in monday's school-bus crash in tennessee -- was laid to rest today. 9-year-old cor'dayja jones -- was among the 6 children who died. she was a member -- of her
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stage-- without her -- and sang her favorite song -- in her honor. her children's pastor says -- it was a beautiful service for -- a beautiful little girl. she was the most genuine child you could ever meet. you know when people say, that oh man - they leave everyone always offered help -- to other kids and adults. one person is dead. and another is hurt -- after a shooting at a florida mall. police say -- it happened -- coral-square mall. they evacuated the shopping center. they put it on lockdown -- for about an hour. police -- have not released any information -- on the shooter. police in san jose, california -- are investigating a hate letter -- sent to a mosque. the letter -- is filled with hateful -- and threatening remarks -- saying -- quote: "you muslims -- are vile and filthy people." "if this person is listening i'd like to send a message of peace and blessing to him or
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new sheriff in town -- who will "cleanse" america -- starting with muslims-- claiming it will be similar -- to what hitler did to jewish people. the cost of securing the president -- and his family -- may sky- rocket -- with the next administration. that's because -- the white house may not be the only place -- the secret service -- will have to protect -- around the clock. rachel crane -- explains. (donald trump/president- elect) "they are fantastic people, so i wa service." 725 5th avenue, also known as trump tower, might be getting a new tenet. the secret service. a law enforcement official tells cnn that the secret service is considering renting a whole floor of the famed tower in order to establish a 24/7 command post -- ensuring the safety of the future first family who won't all be moving to the white house in january. melania and their 10-year-old son barron will continue to live in trump tower when asked about the timing of their
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soon, right after he is finished with school." regardless of when they relocate, the command post at trump tower won't be cheap. the going price for the space? around 1.5 million dollars per year. the price tag is striking but it's not just the cost that's raising eyebrows. the trump organization owns trump tower, so tax payers would be paying the president elect for his own security. officials tell cnn security plans are still evolving since president elect plans to visit them in the meantime. that was rachel a separate law enforcement official says the number of n-y-p-d cops protecting trump tower could grow to 300 at a cost of about one million dollars a day. the official says a separate command may be needed just to
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hillary clinton's campaign says -- it will take part-- in efforts to push for recounts -- in several key states. the campaign says -- they've not found any evidence -- of hacking of voting systems. despite that -- the campaign has been quietly investigatin -- accusations for a while. the've received hundreds of requests to do so. the campaign -- will now join green- party candidate -- jill stein -- who has raised millions of dollars -- to have votes counted again -- in wisconsin. today -- the president-elect -- firing back -- at calls for recount. he says in statement -- quote: "the people have spoken -- and the election is over." he goes on to say -- "this is a scam by the green party. and the results of this election -- should be respected -- instead of being challenged and abused." it isn't too late -- to finish off your holiday shopping-- and help small businesses in a big way. where you -- can go around the valley -- to help the local economy -- this small-business saturday.
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toy factory. how they're adapting toys -- to make them usable -- for kids with special needs. karla? karla ad-lib a wind advisory is in effect from 7pm tonight through noon tomorrow. and count on chopper-13 -- to bring you breaking news -- fast
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plan to spend money -- at local shops... american express -- started small- business saturday -- in 2010 -- to help local shops -- attract more customers. and events around the valley -- like the ones at the downtown container park -- hope to do just that. going back into our own community it's a really important thing. in little stores i love that feeling of connection if i can 80-percent -- are willing to pay slightly more -- for an item if -- it's bought at a small -- independently-owned retailer. we have a full list of the
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saturday -- on our website. just go -- to ktnv dot com. a lot of us -- will be shopping on cyber monday. and many americans -- will be doing it at work. a new survey -- from robert half technology -- suggests nearly half of workers -- will shop at their desks monday. 65-percent -- admit to minimizing their screens -- when they're shopping -- when a manager walks up. more than half of managers say -- they'll actually let employees shop -- as long as it isn't excessive. most people say -- they shop on their lunch breaks. it -- while they're on conference calls -- or during meetings. they've turned their living room -- into a toy factory. but -- what they're making -- goes far beyond fun and games. shannon ogden -- finds a caring couple -- who's now touching -- hundreds of lives. 2:59 you like this one better? - nats--- max watson has a very important job 1:43 -hits buttons - farting sounds- laughing he is the official toy tester for "santa's little hackers" the non-profit his parents deana and steve created
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around the world. 13:43 this is one of the most complex adaptations because we've take the electronics out of the toy. many of them adapted right here in their living room 8:20 -drill press turns on-- where they keep the drill press and soldering (soddering) iron 10:10 we're just intersecting the existing circuit so we can allow a switch to be plugged into this port. 10:17 just part of the process of turning off-the shelf toys into toys that can be triggered by buttons and switches used by kids with special needs 31:2 the boxes upstairs? yes, of course. 31:26 the toys are all donated by people responding to wish lists on the "santa's little hackers" web site. 31:41 so this is our toy room hanna, where we sstore all the toys. oh wow 31:46 hanna helped sort a recent toy shipment. and asked about the inspiration behind "santa's little helpers." 48:30 so we were
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seen online and i asked my husband if he could adapt that toy for max and he said i don't you buy a toy for 80 dollars and you don't know if it's going to work for them 19:45 1:23:25 we've had parents through the last couple of years tell us that on previous christmases the child would toy. 1:23:37 1:23:49 by making this adaptation - edit/butt - 1:23:57 they can push the button and watch it sing, watch the light come on 1:24:00 but these are more than just toys when they're adapted they're learning devices. 1:2 tool to teach. if i press this same button it will activate my communication device the same way it activates my toy 1:26:21 last year "santa's little hackers" modified and shipped 500 toys to 45 states and 8 countries. this year their goal is higher but maybe not as high as their request list. 1:22:39 right now where we are some long hours adapting as many toys as they can. 1:36:46 once he goes to bed we sit down and start adapting toys and go until we're too tired 1:37:58 toys max will put to his quality test 9:35 nats
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i'm shannon ogden. a large, strong pacific system is tracking toward the las vegas valley and will bring wind, slight chances for rain and a big, long lasting cool-down to tonight, the winds will pick up to the windy category with peak gusts to about 40mph through the early morning hours of sunday. a wind advisory is in effect from 7pm tonight through noon tomorrow. also, a chance for mountain rain and snow showers starts tonight and will linger through tomorrow. here in the valley we have a slight chance for isolated showers. the colder air drops in tonight and will drop high temps to the mid 50s around the valley. also, gusts will peak to about 35mph through the afternoon. this large system will bring two more hits of colder air to
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monday night. this will keep high temps in the mid 50s through wednesday. also expect low end windy conditions on tuesday. by thursday, another system will start to move into the area which will again prevent temperatures from budging from the mid 50s through at least saturday. expect breezy winds on friday and saturday. wx chat one university is losing its football coach -- after a big the area. tonight,up gusts to about 40mph through the early morning hours of sunday. a wind advisory is in effect from 7pm tonight through noon tomorrow. also, a chance for mountain rain and snow showers starts tonight and will linger through tomorrow. here in the valley we have a slight chance for
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mid 50s around the valley. also, gusts will peak to about 35mph through the afternoon. this large system will bring two more hits of colder air to the area. one sunday night and the other monday night. this will keep high temps in the mid 50s through wednesday. also expect low end windy conditions on tuesday. by thursday, another system will star area which will again prevent temperatures from budging from the mid 50s through at least saturday. expect breezy winds on friday
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one university is losing its football coach -- after a big losing streak. and -- the big rivalry game -- between the rebels and the wolf pack-- is over. we'll tell you what color the fremont cannon will be for the
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45 to 10. the rebels and the wolf pack -- went head to head at sam boyd stadium. but unlv -- just couldn't keep up. and now -- the fremont cannon
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where the rebel red -- will be painted silver and blue. the university of texas longhorns -- are getting a new head coach. charlie strong is out. and houston coach -- tom herman is in. strong was fired today -- after 3 consecutive -- losing seasons at texas. the university of texas -- moved quickly to snag herman. he's spent the past two seasons -- with the houston cougars -- elevating the program -- into the top 25. karla has another look -- at but right now -- here's a live look outside -- at the valley. you're watching -- 13-action news -- where we bring you breaking news -- fast and first.. our 13-days of giving -- is now
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-- by the las vegas rescue mission. you will be helping family's -- like the rivens. for the last year -- the mission -- has been helping this family of four -- after mom lost her job. they were evicted -- and needed shelter and support. it was kinda tough, because we had never been in this type of situation before, it hit us pretty hard at first the first for about the first 3 or 4 days we was in and out of it, it was sort of like a daze they're slowly getting back on their feet! the rivens -- got their own apartment -- after months of hard work. this will be their first christmas -- in their own place. your donation -- will help provide presents for the kids. donation bins -- are already out around the valley. for a complete list -- go to our website -- k-t-n-v dot com. findlay toyota -- nevada coin mart -- and zippy shell -- are proud sponsors of 13-action news -- and the 13-days of giving. a large, strong pacific system is tracking toward the las
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wind, slight chances for rain and a big, long lasting the early morning hours of sunday. here's a look -- at what's coming up -- on abc primetime. next --it's college football-- followed by a special edition -- of 13-action news. at 9:30 -- it's inside edition. castle is on at 10. and then -- 13 action news -- live at 11. but stay with us for college football -- up next.
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? >> joe: the fabric of college football is woven with rivalries. and here in tallahassee, this clash of contrasting colors comes with plenty of heat on it. and on a day that's been filled with some of the it under the lights, with a game that's been part of these players' football lives for as long as they can remember. eyes that look across at familiar faces. former high school rivals now towing again. lofty rankings, bright futures and immediate results. gators and noles, primetime with

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